Hello folks,

I wasn't quite sure where to post this and was kindly directed here from the Chatting over the back fence forum, so again apologies if this is the wrong place. I would like to be able to create a patch RPM as hinted at in section 6.2.3 of the SLES guide here: https://www.suse.com/documentation/s...a/sec_rpm.html. Unfortunately the man pages referenced and numerous google searches have failed to garner any more information than in the section linked.

As far as I can see this is a binary patch rather than a source code patch of an SRPM but I can find no information on how to actually create such an RPM. We are currently producing delta RPMS using the makedeltarpm command (on SLES 11 SP3) but want a way to update an existing installation of our application without the need to reinstall the full package in a production environment.

Can anyone point me in the right direction of how to create these patch RPM files.